Menendez, Booker Announce over $22M to Support Health Care Services Across NJ

Menendez, Booker Announce over $22M to Support Health Care Services Across NJ

Funding for Community Health Centers, Maternal Health Services, HIV Treatment and Prevention

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of $22,089,417 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help deliver essential health services across New Jersey.

“This federal funding will help programs throughout the state provide primary and preventative care to underserved communities, and I’m particularly pleased to see the millions of dollars allocated to increase access to community-based care for low-income individuals living with HIV,” said Sen. Menendez. “When these programs are fully funded, New Jersey families benefit. As President Trump and Republicans in Congress work to undermine Americans’ health care, I’ll keep fighting to protect and ensure New Jersey receives the federal resources we need to provide quality, affordable health care to all our residents.”

“From HIV treatment and prevention, to maternal and child health services, and supporting community health centers, these federal investments will help provide critical health care services to New Jersey families who may otherwise not have access,” said Sen. Booker. “Now more than ever, we must remain vigilant in our commitment to protecting quality and affordable health care for our most vulnerable New Jerseyans through federal funding like this.”

The following programs were awarded funding.

  • $12,504,425 – HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants (City of Newark)
  • $5,047,452 – HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants (Hudson County)
  • $2,909,633 – Maternal and Child Health Services (New Jersey Department of Health)
  • $1,627,907 – Health Center Funding (Monmouth Family Health Center)

Last week, Sen. Menendez joined colleagues in introducing legislation to bolster Community Health Centers and expand access to vital health care services for hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans.

Last month, the senators announced over $14 million to support New Jersey’s HIV treatment and prevention efforts.  In November, they announced nearly $3 million to support maternal and child health services throughout the state.